Located just north of Maple Plain, Lake Independence is relatively lightly developed with a mixture of 104 residential properties as well as several agricultural sites. Highly sought after for both its recreational value and its extraordinary fishery which has a reputation for producing trophy muskelunge (muskies), as well as large northern pikes and walleyes. Community involvement of the lake comes through The Lake Independence Citizens Association who is dedicated to the protection of Lake Independence’s water quality, natural beauty, fish, and wildlife habitat and encourages the lake’s use and enjoyment by all.

The Lake Independence Regional Trail on the East side of the lake, connects Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, Baker Park Reserve, and the Luce Line State Trail. The 10-foot-wide and 15.9 miles long paved trail system offers opportunities for walking, jogging, hiking, inline skating, and bicycling. A turf trail for horseback riding and hiking runs parallel within Baker Park Reserve, south of County Road 115.

Homes located on the lake are in the Orono School District.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $638K
Lowest Price $350K
Highest Price $925K
Total Listings 2
Avg. Price/SQFT $0

Property Types (active listings)

Lake Information

DNR Lake ID: 27017600
County: Hennepin
Near: Maple Plain
Border Water: No
Sentinel Lake: No

Size and Depth
Area: 832.02 acres
Littoral Area: 425 acres
Shore Length: 7.47 miles
Maximum Depth: 58 feet

Fish Species: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, pumpkinseed, walleye, white crappie, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, bigmouth buffalo, bowfin (dogfish), common carp, smallmouth buffalo, white sucker, blackchin shiner, bluntnose minnow, central mudminnow, fathead minnow, golden shiner, Iowa darter, Johnny darter, spotfin shiner, spottail shiner.

Lake Independence, Baker Park Reserve Public Water Access Site

Directions to access: From Medina, 2.5 mi S of Hwy 55, off Cnty Rd 19.

2 ramps (type=concrete slab)
1 parking lot (type=asphalt)
100 vehicle parking spaces
46 vehicle/trailer parking spaces
no accessible parking spaces
2 docks
1 restroom

Lake Independence Homes For Sale

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